The Bents family business is one with big ambitions and one which believes in being the very best in everything we do. This belief has lasted throughout the past 75 years and is as strong now as it’s ever been. What started life as a small rose growing business has changed, innovated and evolved into the lifestyle destination we know today.
The latest phase in the Bents journey has seen the opening of six new retail departments with a new Food Hall, Children’s Boutique, Cook Shop and Pet Place from Bents and introducing new partners Nevisport|Trespass and C-Crafts. It has also included the construction of a major new roundabout, extended car park, additional dining options and more seating, community allotments and a new community play area.
The Journey Continues
The new building also provides the basis for the final stage in our journey; a fantastic new entrance to the Centre, providing a new focal point and bringing all elements of the Centre together. We are working on plans to deliver the 2 storey high glazed entrance atrium with escalators leading up to more retail, leisure and educational space.
One Stop Shop
Over the next few years we aim to build on our reputation and create the ultimate one stop shop, providing visitors with a quality alternative to large scale shopping centres, without losing any of the choice, quality or levels of service.
Green at Heart
The importance of plants and nature continue to be a priority as we develop our Wildlife Gardens; 10.5 acres of wildlife and ecological gardens which include different zones such as a wetlands and marsh area, a willow holt, climate change garden and birch woodlands and will be linked to planned educational classrooms within the Centre.
We are also building on our green initiatives with major investment in renewable energy technologies including geo-thermal energy and electricity charging points in the car park for customers with electric cars.